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DES MOINES, Iowa — Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
WASHINGTON — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.
MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Some orders for chocolates have been halted after fire gutted a candy warehouse and distribution center in northeast Ohio.
MOSCOW — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.
AUSTIN, Texas — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
MILWAUKEE — Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Perry Ellis scored 24 points, Cliff Alexander added 16 and No. 11 Kansas beat Tennessee 82-67 Friday in an Orlando Classic semifinal.
NASHVILLE — A legendary Tennessee lawyer whose push for voting rights dated back to the civil rights movement died last summer, not long before a new federal report found evidence that he might have had a point about the state's voter identification law.
NEW YORK — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.